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Hello, I was wondering whether there is a way for me to use the root account, while I am logged in as a simple user. I don't want to use the command line or log out of the account I am logged in. Any suggestions?
No that is not what I'm looking for, I need a way to be able to use the root account as if I used su but without using the command line or set permissions (for security reasons). So what I need, is a way to use the root account while I am logged in as a simpe user, but in a GUI way.
I don't think that is possible. It is because of security reasons that you can't do everything from a user. So, I am sure that you will have to give root priveledges to the simple user by setting up permissions.
What exactly is it you do want to do? If you want to be able to run root GUI programmes as a normal user, then go for it - you should be presented with a dialogue box asking for the root password. Is this what you're after?
If you are using KDE you can (for instance) use:
and you will be browsing your files as root.
You can create a desktop icon for the kdesu command and program argument or just type it into a terminal.